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Macedonia 04.09.19 | 13:52

Gruevski warns about long term consequences for Macedonia’s rule of law, sovereignty and financial stability

Former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski published his first comments on the major corruption scandal that has brought down the Special Prosecutors’ Office and has implicated top officials of the SDSM party and the Zaev Government in high level corruption. Gruevski, who now lives in...

Macedonia 05.08.19 | 13:52

Nikola Gruevski blasts the Zaev Government for giving up on the historic heritage of ancient Macedonia

Former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski dismissed Zoran Zaev’s criticism of his evocation of Macedonia’s ancient past in the building of the contemporary narrative. Gruevski quotes an article by professor Jovan Donev, which insists that the viewing of modern day Macedonians...

Macedonia 30.07.19 | 19:10

Gruevski: What more can I say?

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who was deposed largely owing to the partisan prosecution by Katica Janeva, made his first public comment following the racketeering and abuse of office scandal that pushed Janeva to offer her resignation. Seemingly at a loss for words to capture the chaotic situation...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 22:49

After major public outcry over his “history appropriation” comments, Zaev blames Gruevski

Zoran Zaev caused outrage even among some of his most die-hard supporters and promoters of his no-red-lines approach toward Macedonian national history, with his statement for a Greek TV station that Macedonia was appropriating the history of its neighbors in the past. When you lose Milcin… –...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 14:12

The publication of an unedited wiretap reveals how SDSM manipulated the 2011 murder case that shocked Macedonia

One of the leaked tapes published by the Chicago based activist known as El Cheka throws new light on the 2015 wiretapping scandal. Sekerim Ahmeti, who uses El Cheka as his social media name, is publishing unedited tapes from the cache which Zoran Zave and his SDSM party used in 2015 to bring down the...

Macedonia 02.07.19 | 14:46

Nikola Gruevski on the dispute with Bulgaria: Friends don’t treat friends this way

Nikola Gruevski warned Bulgaria that it risks undermining relations between Macedonians and Bulgarians, as it pushes for official recognition of the Bulgarian character of historic icons like Goce Delcev. The former Macedonian Prime Minister and VMRO leader, who is now in political exile in Hungary,...

Macedonia 15.06.19 | 19:43

Gruevski dismisses Zaev’s latest story about his escape as just another attempt to divert attention

In a social media post, former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski dismisses Zoran Zaev’s latest claims about the way in which he left Macedonia and went to Hungary to seek political asylum. Faced with the loss of the promised June accession date to open EU accession talks, Zaev reverted to the Gruevski...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 15:09

Szijjarto: Of course our diplomats are meeting with Gruevski, Zaev was also charged with corruption but he received a pardon

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was unapologetic after a Foreign Ministry official was seen meeting with former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who received political asylum in Hungary. Szijjarto said that it is normal that diplomats will meet with Gruevski, given his depth of experience...

Balkans 09.06.19 | 15:54

Gruevski meets Hungarian official, attends a business event in Budapest

Former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski on Friday attended a business promotion event in Budapest, where he lives in political exile. Gruevski also met an official of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, a move which the Ministry described as routine, given the high position Gruevski held in...

Macedonia 05.06.19 | 15:36

SDSM attempt to score political points over Gruevski’s resignation may derail it

The attempt by the ruling majority in Parliament to strip Nikola Gruevski from his mandate is derailed by divisions and legal gray areas inside the legislature, PressingTV reported. Parliament rules allow a member to have his mandate revoked if he is absent from the Parliament for more than six months,...

Macedonia 02.06.19 | 23:07

Gruevski: Those who wished to destroy Vardar now must congratulate it

One of the first politicians to congratulate Vardar on its EHF Champions League title was Nikola Gruevski, the former Prime Minister and VMRO leader who was often denounced by the Zaev regime for supporting the team and its owner Sergey Samsonenko. The Macedonian people have been without a cause for...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 13:26

Parliament will vote on Gruevski’s mandate in 10 days

The Parliament is set to vote on revoking the mandate of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski between June 10th and 15th, Speaker Talat Xhaferi said today. A Committee voted on Wednesday to revoke his mandate, using the legal option to do this after a six months long absence from the legislative body....

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 12:39

Committee votes to strip Nikola Gruevski of his parliamentary mandate

A Parliament Committee voted today to strip Nikola Gruevski of his mandate in the Parliament. The proposal will now be sent before the full Parliament where it requires a two/thirds majority. The basis for the request is the fact that Gruevski has been absent from the Parliament for over six months....

Macedonia 28.05.19 | 23:45

VMRO-DPMNE calls on its members of Parliament to follow the law and vote to rescind Nikola Gruevski’s parliamentary mandate

The Executive Committee of VMRO-DPMNE decided today to call on its members of Parliament to follow the law in the upcoming vote on whether to revoke the mandate of former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski. This means that the opposition party may vote in favor of revoking the mandate of...

Macedonia 23.05.19 | 10:32

Zaev attempts to strip Gruevski of his mandate in Parliament

A Parliament Committee is set to begin the discussion on whether to strip former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski of his parliamentary mandate. Gruevski received political asylum in Hungary after the years of persecution at the hands of the Zaev regime. Now the ruling majority in Parliament...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 17:41

Bogoevski pushes ahead with his attempt to strip Nikola Gruevski of his parliamentary mandate

SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski, in the news over the recording showing him buying drugs from his dealer, intends to move ahead with a session to revoke the parliamentary mandate from former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski this week. Bogoevski chairs a parliamentary which was used to strip an...

News 21.05.19 | 00:24

Tsipras tells the Financial Times that Gruevski was unwilling to give up on Macedonia’s name

In a fawning interview published by the Financial Times, Greek leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras describes how Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was unwilling to accept his overture to rename Macedonia. Gruevski was deposed in an internationally supported campaign whose apparent goal was...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 15:51

Xhaferi wants to deprive Nikola Gruevski of his parliamentary mandate

Talat Xhaferi has begun a procedure to revoke the mandate of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski is in exile in Hungary after being charged in a series of politically motivated criminal cases whose goal was to bring down his Government. After being absent from Parliament for more than six...

Macedonia 14.05.19 | 22:45

Nikola Gruevski’s book sold out in a matter of days

Nikola Gruevski’s new book was sold out in a matter of days after its publication. The book is actually Gruevski’s doctoral dissertation covering his activities to open Macedonia for foreign investment, but despite the relatively dry topic, it was snapped up during the Skopje Book Fair and...

Macedonia 07.05.19 | 17:38

Nikola Gruevski’s doctoral dissertation published in Macedonia

Former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski, who now lives in exile in Hungary after facing political persecution by the Zoran Zaev regime, published a new book which covers his work in economic reforms and opening Macedonia for foreign investments. The book, Experiences for the Future –...

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